“Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind…” ~ William Shakespeare
I have always loved this. I had this phrase engraved on a “wrist-locket” that I purchased my oldest daughter years ago, to remind her that though we lived many miles apart and only got to see one another a few times a year… my love was always with her.
Of course, this quote pertains to all of my children.
As the day quickly approaches when I must part from my little ones… I am trying with all my strength to remain “in the moment” and enjoy “right now” instead of projecting forward to the sadness and pain to come. My little ones also have a hard time remaining in the present but each time they stray ahead to when we leave, I bring them back to the wonderful moment we are in. Not an easy task let me tell you… and many tears have already fallen, but what matters is that we are trying.
One day life will not be this way… but for now, I must make the most of what I have. That is the absolute best that I can do at this time and the best is all that I can do.
Have a beautiful week my friends. Stay “present” and rejoice in this moment.